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Undressing the Pacific: Exhibition Talk

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by secretnaomi

Exhibition Talk

Ian Fookes discusses ‘Shigeyuki Kihara: Undressing the Pacific’
Tuesday 1 April 2014, 1pm
The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
Auckland, New Zealand

Shigeyuki Kihara at The Pah Homestead, Auckland, New Zealand


You Call This Art

Posted in Events with tags , , on October 8, 2012 by secretnaomi

You Call This Art happened on Wednesday, 3 October at the Cloud, Queens Wharf, Auckland Central.  This event featured three artists, awarded the previous evening at the 2012 Macquarie Private Wealth New Zealand Arts Awards (Ruia Aperahama, Shigiyuki Kihara and Fiona Samuel). More information can be found on The Arts Foundation website.

Shigeyuki Kihara awarded for Galu Afi

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2012 by secretnaomi

Shigeyuki Kihara has been awarded the Paramount Award at the 21st Annual Wallace Art Awards. Shigeyuki was presented with the award on Monday night for her digital performance video work entitled Galu afi; waves of fire, in which she performs a taualuga (a Samoan dance) as a memorial to the victims of the 2009 tsunami in American Samoa, Samoa and Tonga. This is the first time video art has been admitted into the running for the awards, established by arts patron Sir James Wallace, 21 years ago.

“… the moment we saw this work we were mesmerised. It’s such a beautifully classic piece of work.” – Art writer Warwick Brown, one of the 2012 judges.

About the winning work:

Shigeyuki Kihara, Galu Afi: Waves of Fire, 2012, digital video, 4 min 59 sec
The silent performance video work entitled Galu Afi: Waves of Fire is an extension of Kihara’s recent solo dance performance and video work entitled Taualuga: The Last Dance (2005). Galu Afi explores the ancient Samoan dance form of taualuga as choreography, with Kihara dressed in the guise of a demure Samoan woman in Victorian mourning dress. This choreography
describes the movements of the Tsunami in September 2009, which took the lives of more than 189 people in American Samoa, Samoa and Tonga, and is physically in conversation with the sequential analysis of photographic fracturing of time, which references 19th century Western Futurist photographers. While Futurist photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge and Etienne Jules Marey used photography as a tool for the analysis of dynamic motion, Galu Afi looks back into history to reveal the wisdom of indigenous belief systems.


Posted in Events with tags , , on March 23, 2010 by secretnaomi

I will be screening some short footage from the performance Talanoa: Walk the Talk II that I staged in collaboration with the Anuanua Cook Islands Performing Arts Group and AK Samba commissioned by the Auckland City Council’s ‘Living Room’ Public Art Program in March 2009 – at OFFSTAGE 2, an event hosted by the Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust in Auckland. OFFSTAGE 2 is a moving image and live performance event showcasing experimental work from local and international Pacific artists.


Hosted by Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust
Held at Galatos, Galatos St, Auckland
Friday March 26, 7pm
Gold Coin entry

Artists include Louise Tu’u with We should Practice; Courtney Meredith, Grey Lynn Ukelele Band, D.A.N.C.E, Janet Lilo, Shigeyuki Kihara, Marlon Rivers, Henry Taripo and many more…

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VI

Posted in Events with tags , , on March 10, 2010 by secretnaomi

Talanoa VI E-flyer

The 4th Auckland Triennial: feat. Talanoa

Posted in Events with tags , on March 9, 2010 by secretnaomi

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VI
Ruapotaka Marae Kapa Haka Group
Haere Mai Japanese Taiko Drummers
Shigeyuki Kihara
Commissioned for The 4th Auckland Triennial. Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Performance dates:
Thursday 11 March 2010, 7.30pm – Held at the official launch party of The 4th Auckland Triennial | By invitation only
Saturday 13 March 2010, 8.00pm – Artspace party for The 4th Auckland Triennial held at Maota Samoa House | Performance at 8.30pm | FREE ENTRY
Address: Maota Samoa House, 283 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland

Multimedia installation:
13 March – 1 May 2010 – Talanoa: Walk the Talk is included in the exhibition held at Artspace as part of The 4th Auckland Triennial event | FREE ENTRY
Address: Artspace, Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland |

Panel discussion:
Saturday 13 March 2010, 3.00pm  – Physical Freedoms: Explorations of the Body Convenor: David Cross. Panel: Shigeyuki Kihara, Laresa Kosloff, Anna Macrae, Alex Monteith | FREE ENTRY
Address: Auckland Art Gallery, Cnr Lorne and Wellesley Streets, Auckland

In conversation:
Saturday 27 March 2010, 3.00pm – Ema Tavola from Fresh Gallery Otara and Shigeyuki Kihara discuss issues raised in Talanoa: Walk the Talk | FREE ENTRY
Address: Artspace, Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland |


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